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Golden History Center

923 10th Street, Golden, CO 80401
303-278-3557
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Ranked #11 of 28 attractions in Golden
Type: Museums
Owner description: Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a... more » Owner description: Discovery place of Tyrannosaurus Rex, home to an American saint, location of the largest single-site brewery on Earth—Golden, Colorado is truly a one-of-a-kind city. Explore the colorful past of this unique community at the Golden History Center. Begin your Golden adventure by exploring our dynamic exhibits, engaging programs, and amazing collections. Get up close with the gruesome tools from one of the city’s first dentists, marvel at the beauty of the Coors porcelain collection, and listen to music played on one of the finest instrument collections on the Front Range. « less
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Good introduction to life in Golden before and now. Nice staff and interesting artifacts related to innovation in the Golden area

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London, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Just $3 to go in, it was a bargain. Very carefully thought out museum with some lovely exhibits. Very friendly lady at reception who explained everything and kept the gift shop open a little longer for me in case I wanted to buy anything. Will take about an hour to go round, very well maintained and a delight to pop... More

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Buffalo, NY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

It doesn't take much time or money to see this at your own pace and you get a souvenir included in the price that you get to watch be made. It was interesting to learn all the things that were invented in Golden. Good spot to stop by if you are new to Golden or thinking of moving there –... More

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western colorado
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65 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We made a point of coming here to see an orange velvet piano (really!) and were pleasantly surprised by the rest of the place. It is a well thought out small museum with excellent displays. Highly recommend.

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

My kids and I just visited the newly opened exhibits at the golden history center and had a ball!  The kids each got to engrave their own medallion for free using "made in golden" technology.  The exhibits are diverse and richly rooted in real stories about real people from right here in golden.  From famous pioneers of Colorado innovation to... More

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Golden, Colorado
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you visit the Golden History Center on 10th Street in the next few months, you will be delighted to see the Made in Golden exhibit. Coors pioneered the tin can and the story behind its development is fun even if you're not an engineer. The Pierce family has donated a steam powered press machine and you can imprint your... More

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Felton, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Even at $3.00 admission it is overpriced. At least half of the center is closed and the rest wasn't interesting.

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Golden_History, Manager at Golden History Center, responded to this review

We’re sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to the Golden History Center, and we’d like to use your review to help improve our services to other visitors. It’s true that a segment of the museum is currently closed to accommodate the installation of a brand-new exhibit called Made in Golden. It will open on Oct. 12, 2013, and... More

San Diego, California
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185 reviews 185 reviews
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139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

The Golden History Center is so worth while. We had a great time looking at all the musical instruments and reading about them. We especially enjoyed the movie about what the people went through in the wars and during the depression. What a resilient community! Best of all, was sitting in the comfy chairs and listening to the music of... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Our first stop in Golden . The History Center has a nice assortment of " Things from the Past " My husband and I enjoyed walking through the center ...we especially liked the Pianos !

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Moore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Going down town to see what the old city was about was very fact finding and a pleasure.

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